Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Trip Limit Reduction, 13117-13118 [05-5347]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 52 / Friday, March 18, 2005 / Rules and Regulations This is a synopsis of the Commission’s Report and Order, MB Docket No. 04–401, adopted March 2, 2005, and released March 4, 2005. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during regular business hours at the FCC’s Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 1–800–378–3160 or http:// www.BCPIWEB.com. The Commission will send a copy of this Report and Order in a report to be sent to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73 Radio, Radio broadcasting. 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[FR Doc. 05–5362 Filed 3–15–05; 1:19 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 001005281–0369–02; I.D. 031105G] Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Trip Limit Reduction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Inseason action; trip limit reduction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS reduces the commercial trip limit of Atlantic group Spanish mackerel in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the southern zone to 500 lb (227 kg) per day. This trip limit reduction is necessary to maximize the socioeconomic benefits of the quota. DATES: Effective 6 a.m., local time, March 16, 2005, through March 31, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Branstetter, telephone: 727–570– 5305, fax: 727–570–5583, e-mail: Steve.Branstetter@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The fishery for coastal migratory pelagic fish (king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, cero, cobia, little tunny, and, in the Gulf of Mexico only, dolphin and bluefish) is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils) and is implemented under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. E:\FR\FM\18MRR1.SGM 18MRR1 13118 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 52 / Friday, March 18, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Based on the Councils’ recommended total allowable catch and the allocation ratios in the FMP, on August 2, 2000, (65 FR 41015, July 3, 2000) NMFS implemented a commercial quota of 3.87 million lb (1.76 million kg) for the Atlantic migratory group of Spanish mackerel. For the southern zone, NMFS specified an adjusted quota of 3.62 million lb (1.64 million kg) calculated to allow continued harvest at a set rate for the remainder of the fishing year in accordance with 50 CFR 622.44(b)(2). In accordance with 50 CFR 622.44(b)(1)(ii)(D), after 100 percent of the adjusted quota of Atlantic group Spanish mackerel is taken, Spanish mackerel in or from the EEZ in the southern zone may be possessed on board or landed from a permitted vessel in amounts not exceeding 500 lb (227 kg) per day. The southern zone for Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel extends from 30°42′45.6″ N. lat., which is a line directly east from the Georgia/Florida boundary, to 25°20.4′ N. lat., which is a line directly east from the Miami-Dade/Monroe County, FL boundary. NMFS has determined that 100 percent of the adjusted quota for Atlantic group Spanish mackerel has been taken. Accordingly, the 500–lb (227–kg) per day commercial trip limit applies to Spanish mackerel in or from the EEZ in the southern zone effective 6:00 a.m., local time, March 16, 2005, through March 31, 2005. 30–day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.43(a) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such prior notice and opportunity for public comment is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures would be unnecessary because the rule itself already has been subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the trip limit reduction. Allowing prior notice and opportunity for public comment is contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately implement this action in order to protect the fishery since the capacity of the fishing fleet allows for rapid harvest of the quota. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment will require time and would potentially result in a harvest well in excess of the established quota. For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to the final regulations that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, December 23, 2004. These regulations implemented the 2005–2006 fishery specifications and management measures for groundfish taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:00 Mar 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 14, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–5347 Filed 3–14–05; 4:33 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 040830250–5062–03; I.D. 081304C] RIN 0648–AS27 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Correcting amendment AGENCY: DATES: Effective on March 18, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yvonne deReynier (Northwest Region, NMFS), phone: 206–526–6129; fax: 206– 526–6736 and; e-mail: yvonne.dereynier@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access This correcting notice also is accessible via the Internet at the Office of the Federal Register’s website at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/ index.html. Background information and documents are available at the NMFS Northwest Region website http://www.nwr.noaa.govlsustfsh/ gdfsh01.htm and at the Council’s website at http://www.pcouncil.org. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Background The final regulations that are the subject of these corrections revised portions of 50 CFR 660.302 through 660.373 and added §§ 660.380 through 660.394. These regulations affect persons operating fisheries for groundfish species off the U.S. West Coast. Need for Correction As published, the final regulations contain errors that may prove to be misleading to the public and which need to be corrected. This action provides six corrections to the final regulations, all of which are either corrections of spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes, or to mis-numbered paragraphs. Classification The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this action pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), because providing prior notice and opportunity for comment would be unnecessary and because all of the changes are nonsubstantive. Two of the corrections provided in this document correctly renumber misdesignated paragraphs within the Code of Federal Regulations. Re-numbering these misdesignated paragraphs has no effect on the public except to eliminate any confusion that may have resulted from the misdesignated paragraphs. One correction is to remove the word ‘‘and’’ from within a long list of latitude/longitude coordinates and to then place that word ‘‘and’’ after the penultimate coordinate in that same list. This correction has no effect on the public except to eliminate any confusion that may have occurred over the mis-placement of that word. Two corrections are to correct misspellings of the words ‘‘Hexagrammos,’’ ‘‘management,’’ and ‘‘fishery’’ in Federal regulations, which also has no effect on the public except to eliminate any confusion that may have resulted from the incorrect spellings of these words. Therefore, it is unnecessary to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment on these corrections. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d), this nonsubstantive rule is not subject to a 30 day delay in effectiveness. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 Administrative practice and procedure, American Samoa, Fisheries, Fishing, Guam, Hawaiian Natives, Indians, Northern Mariana Islands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. E:\FR\FM\18MRR1.SGM 18MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 52 (Friday, March 18, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13117-13118]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5347]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 001005281-0369-02; I.D. 031105G]


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South 
Atlantic; Trip Limit Reduction

AGENCY:  National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION:  Inseason action; trip limit reduction.

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SUMMARY:  NMFS reduces the commercial trip limit of Atlantic group 
Spanish mackerel in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the 
southern zone to 500 lb (227 kg) per day. This trip limit reduction is 
necessary to maximize the socioeconomic benefits of the quota.

DATES:  Effective 6 a.m., local time, March 16, 2005, through March 31, 
2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Steve Branstetter, telephone: 727-
570-5305, fax: 727-570-5583, e-mail: Steve.Branstetter@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The fishery for coastal migratory pelagic 
fish (king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, cero, cobia, little tunny, and, 
in the Gulf of Mexico only, dolphin and bluefish) is managed under the 
Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of 
the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic (FMP). The FMP was prepared by 
the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils 
(Councils) and is implemented under the authority of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act by regulations at 50 
CFR part 622.

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    Based on the Councils' recommended total allowable catch and the 
allocation ratios in the FMP, on August 2, 2000, (65 FR 41015, July 3, 
2000) NMFS implemented a commercial quota of 3.87 million lb (1.76 
million kg) for the Atlantic migratory group of Spanish mackerel. For 
the southern zone, NMFS specified an adjusted quota of 3.62 million lb 
(1.64 million kg) calculated to allow continued harvest at a set rate 
for the remainder of the fishing year in accordance with 50 CFR 
622.44(b)(2). In accordance with 50 CFR 622.44(b)(1)(ii)(D), after 100 
percent of the adjusted quota of Atlantic group Spanish mackerel is 
taken, Spanish mackerel in or from the EEZ in the southern zone may be 
possessed on board or landed from a permitted vessel in amounts not 
exceeding 500 lb (227 kg) per day. The southern zone for Atlantic 
migratory group Spanish mackerel extends from 30[deg]42'45.6'' N. lat., 
which is a line directly east from the Georgia/Florida boundary, to 
25[deg]20.4' N. lat., which is a line directly east from the Miami-
Dade/Monroe County, FL boundary.
    NMFS has determined that 100 percent of the adjusted quota for 
Atlantic group Spanish mackerel has been taken. Accordingly, the 500-lb 
(227-kg) per day commercial trip limit applies to Spanish mackerel in 
or from the EEZ in the southern zone effective 6:00 a.m., local time, 
March 16, 2005, through March 31, 2005.

Classification

    This action responds to the best available information recently 
obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
NOAA, (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior 
notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set 
forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such prior notice and opportunity for 
public comment is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such 
procedures would be unnecessary because the rule itself already has 
been subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify 
the public of the trip limit reduction. Allowing prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment is contrary to the public interest 
because of the need to immediately implement this action in order to 
protect the fishery since the capacity of the fishing fleet allows for 
rapid harvest of the quota. Prior notice and opportunity for public 
comment will require time and would potentially result in a harvest 
well in excess of the established quota.
    For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to 
waive the 30-day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 
U.S.C. 553(d)(3).
    This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.43(a) and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 14, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-5347 Filed 3-14-05; 4:33 pm]
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